Frank William Matchner, Jr.

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Sep 13 1919
Jul 1 2019
99 Years
Fort Myers, Florida

Frank William Matchner, Jr., 99, of Fort Myers, FL (and formerly of Oxford, PA and Elkton, MD)
was called Home by his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on July 1, 2019. Born September 13, 1919 in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Frank Wiseman Matchner, Sr and the late Martha Betts (Rickards) Matchner. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years Grace Emma (Leike) Matchner; his second wife of 9 years Elizabeth (Betty) Amanda (Tarr) HerringtonMatchner; a son William Frank Matchner; a daughter Janice Elaine (Matchner) Herr; and a brother Ivan Thomas Matchner. He is survived by a brother Marvin Sypherd Matchner of Lewisville, TX; two daughters Ruth Ann (Matchner) Vincent of Headland, AL and Martha Mae (Matchner) Livingston of Citrus Springs, FL (Marshall); a son Frank Walter Matchner III of Monrovia, MD (Jean); 10 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.

Mr. Matchner was raised in West Chester, PA and graduated from West Chester State Teachers’ College. He served in the United States Army and fought in Germany during World War II. After the war, he became a mathematics teacher at Oxford High School and Oxford Middle School, and he held second, part-time jobs for several years on the Oxford Police force and as the proprietor of Matchner’s Used Cars in Oxford. He was a life member and former Post Adjutant of the Roy W. Gibson Post #535 American Legion (Oxford), a member of the GrayNichols Post #1779 VFW (Oxford), and a member and former Captain of the Oxford Fire Company. He also volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and served on several committees of the Oxford United Methodist Church. After moving to Maryland, he became a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church (Elkton, MD) and after moving to Florida, he became a member of Grace Church (Fort Myers, FL).

A funeral service will be held in Pennsylvania at 11 am Tuesday July 9, 2019 at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA, with visitation beginning at 10 am. Burial with military honors will take place at Upper Octorara Cemetery in Parkesburg, PA following the service. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Florida later in July at Grace Church, 14036 Matanzas Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Grace Church.

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com 

Service Date: 
Jul 9 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home

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Please accept my sincere condolences. I wanted to share with you how God feels about death his word states “Death is an enemy”, and “soon it will be brought to nothing” (1 Cor. 15:26) May your warm memories and sure scriptural hope sustain you at this difficult time.
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My condolences to the entire family.  Peace and prays to all.  

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We send our sympathy and prayer to the entire Matchner family.  May God comfort and lift you in this time of grief.

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Love and prayers for Pop Pop’s family. May God give you peace and comfort during these difficult times. 

The PRBC Monday Night Bible Study Group

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My condolences to this entire Martchner family. Frank showed his love of God to everyone he met. His family showed thier love  of God when they come to be with Dad when he could no longer 

be alone.  We will all miss Frank but know he is at last home with our Lord. We will think of Frank when ever we play Dominoes.    God Bless you all

Judy

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 I send my sincere condolences to all of the Matchner family and friends who feel the loss so much at this at this time. I feel so blessed to have known Frank for so many years and to have a known him and learned from him and from his example. 

To Ruth Ann , you could not have done more to make those last years easier or more pleasant for your Dad.You have done a wonderful job of caring.

So thankful that Frank is now singing and praising with the saints in glory.

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Pop-Pop you will be Greatly missed by ALL.   You have been the Best Grandfather we could ever have in our lives.  Thank you for  teaching us love.   God Bless you!   We love you so much.   Phyllis, Ronnie & All the kids 

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We send our Heartful condolences to the family of this amazing man ! GOD needed another soilder  in his army. May the Peace & LoVe of GOD through his SON JESUS CHRIST surround you all.

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We are so sorry for your family's loss. Liz, I know you and your family will miss him terribly.

Sincerely,
The Linde's
Debra, Horst, Laura & Christopher

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It was by accident that I came upon the obituary of Frank Matchner, Jr., my Oxford High School Math teacher in 1948.  Over the years I have often thought of his quiet way of handling the class and helping me feel better about the change from a one room school to the high school in town.  Know that my prayers are with the whole family at this time.  And may God be with each one of you.  I am thankful that he will receive military honor for serving our country and preserving the freedoms we have today.  I look forward to reuniting with him in Heaven someday, not too far away.

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I am sorry to hear of Mr Matchner's passing.  He was a wonderful math teacher at Oxford and influenced my decision to major in math in college followed by a long career as an analyst for the Dept of Defense.  He was a friend to my brother and fellow teacher Wayne as well.  Thank you, Mr Matchner, you made a difference. 

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Ruth Ann,  As your realize you are no longer someone's little girl and you've joined the elders of the family take heart in knowing many of us have walked in your path.  I remember you Father well and hope that your memories will be your on going comfort through this trying time.  My the Lord be with you and bless you.

 

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Ruth Ann, Forgot to mention what a wonderful example you've set in supporting your Father in his waning years. He and my Mother were the same age and I've been without her since 1986.  I thankful he enjoyed such a long life and that you had the opportunity to share the time with him.  

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